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Two Jokers Double-Wit - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 54
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
They say there are two sides to every story, and that’s certainly true of Two Jokers Double-Wit. On the one hand, it’s a revival of the classic Belgian “wit,” or “white” ale, with lactic fermentation providing a refreshing tartness. On the other hand, it’s a modern, uniquely American brew; big, flavorful, and spiced with cardamom, coriander, orange peel, lavender, and grains of paradise.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: naterock on 05-10-2009)
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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip, bottled 1-2011; best by 12-2011. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big banana, pepper, clove, herbs, ginger, wheat, citrus, bubblegum, light bread, and yeast spices. Some very nice and highly complex aromas, with great balance. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, pepper, clove, apple, citrus peel, light herbs, bread, grainy tartness, and yeast spices. Fairly dry finish; but some lingering notes of banana, bubblegum, tart grain, bread, spices, and citrus on the finish for a bit. Medium body and elevated carbonation; with a slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel, with some light prickly carbonation. Extremely smooth to drink; with pretty much no alcohol noticed at all for 8%. Overall this is an excellent imperial Witbier. Great balance of flavors; big complexity; and very smooth to drink for the level of alcohol. Really enjoyed this one.

Photo of kraken6100
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Generic 25cl tulip glass pour

A: Carrot-colored orange to a translucent amber around the edges.

S: Beautiful coriander and slight cardamom push. Very Belgian-y. Faint spice aromas of perhaps lavender/rosemary and white pepper.

T: Orange zest and a biscuity yeast are immediately present. White peppercorns don't seem like a reach after all. Very citrusy without a sweetness or spicy cloying. Quintessential yeast and wheat tastes. Very good.

M: Medium to full bodied. May not stimulate the dark/robust winter crowd. As stated above, no cloying, and finishes very well. Great effervescence, which without, may not stimulate the tastebuds, and pluck the spicy tones involved.

D: To kick off either the spring or the fall, few things would be better. Encapsulates the best of a belgian wit, while retaining a fair bit of the fruity, zestiness of their flagship unfiltered wheat. Well done again, BLVD.

Photo of stephens101
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge off-white head grows quickly and sticks around for a bit before fading and leaving curly chunks of lacing behind. Color is a hazy, pale yellow. Smells like a tyical wit, except all the elements are deeper, more robust. Coriander, malts, lemon, light fruit and green grass all mix well and rise pleasantly to the nose. Taste sweet and tangy with orange zest, sweet malts, lemon, yeast and a slight hint of alcohol heat in the end. Has a true medium body, and is well carbonated. This style seems to have had some problems moving into the double/imperial spectrum, but the Two Jokers hits the nail on the head. A near perfect balance across the spectrum, and a big character that doesn't sacrifice drinkability, but lets you know this isn't your father's witbier, makes for a spot on brew I will continue to seek out.

Photo of Mistofminn
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle the day it got delivered to Zipps. I let it sit for about a month, and since today is Friday, I figured that was a good enough occasion to crack it open.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy slightly off-white head. This one is a foamer for sure. After the head settled down a bit, it still had excellent retention. When the brew is cold (straight from the fridge at about 40 degrees) it is too cold and there is no lacing. However, as the brew warms a bit, lacing becomes apparent. Minimal, but apparent.

Very yeasty nose, with a pretty sizable whiff of warming alcohol. It sounds unpleasant, but it's not. The warmth is welcoming and inviting, and in no way a deterrent. I get coriander and spices, orange peel and fruity zest. Like I said, lots of bready yeasty goodness.

Wow, honestly wow. This is like a Wit on steroids. Thank god it is as advertised (Double Wit). I had my doubts, I thought it would be a normal Wit with twice the alcohol, but I was wrong. This is truly a "Double" Wit, in that everything about it is twice as good as a normal Wit is. Seriously, it's on steroids. Very strong flavours.

Mouthfeel is great. Smooth and creamy with just a bit of heat. Drinkability is surprisingly high considering the specs. 8% isn't something that is easy to hide, any way you look at it. This Wit on 'Roids is impressive in every aspect.

Once again, Boulevard impresses me. For being a "mediocre' brewery, I find their offerings more than impressive. Kudos, Boulevard!

Photo of KI9A
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour into my tulip glass reveals a huge, puffy, inviting head. Settles into some lace suds. Hazy, golden.

S: Corrinder, cirtus, what you expect in a wit.

T: Not what I expect, well, somewhat..Sour oranges, corrinder, some clove. Not much lemon detected. Much more creamy than many wits, hell, this one makes many others seem watery. A "Cream Wit"? Seriously, it's alot like an orange dreamsicle, but with a bite.

M: Slick, smooth. Highly carbonated.

D: 8% ABV well hidden. Bottle went down very quick...too damned quick. Well done, again. Smokestacks rule!

Photo of Boto
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle: This one pours a cloudy, golden yellow color. There was a huge white frothy head on it. the head lingers awhile and leaves some lacing. Decent aroma to it. Wheat, citrus and some coriander and other spices. The taste is very good. Good wheat body. Definitely more than a typical wit. Wheat, lemon and other citrus dominate the taste. Some spices, other fruits (banana, other tropical?) in there also. Nice. Another keeper from the Smokestack series.

Photo of zhanson88
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy light orange color with 2 fingers of off white head. Pretty nice retention, lacing is open and abundant. Clings all over the glass.

Smell: Smells of cloves, belgian yeast, peppery spices and slight citrus.

Taste: Cloves, belgian yeast, and a bit of citrus to start, with a bit of peppery alcohol at the end.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Pretty full for a witbier; soft and creamy as well. ABV is 8% but I can't tell at all. Very drinkable beer from Boulevard.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Max's on Broadway

A-Pours hazy orange with big, quickly settling white head and minimal lace.

S-Aroma is big citrus, lavender and cardamom.

T-Refreshing citrus flavor that is mildly tart with coriander and orange and also a wheat finish.

M-Soft carbonation, light body, and smooth texture.

O-Overall a very nice and refreshing wit beer. Would get some more.

Photo of grub
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

picked this one up on a recent trip to MN.

750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled oct 15/09.

pours very hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white head. the head drops slowly and leaves a bit of spotty lace behind.

aroma is great. clove and spice. orange peel. bright floral presence. white bread. cracker. bit of biscuit. light alcohol. orange and tangerine. hint of caramel.

taste is good. orange peel. orange and tangerine. clove and coriander. bit of other spice. nice floral character too. light alcohol. bit of tropical fruit too. whole wheat bread and cracker. touch of caramel sweetness. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body with a fairly dry finish. high carbonation level that carries a bit of sting.

drinkability is great. nice balance. light and spritzy. delicious!

Photo of sjccmd
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork was pretty tough to pop. Poured a murky golden orange/yellow with a very large white head that receded slowly.

Spice, cloves, yeast, sweet bread and fruits in the nose.

A little sour bite initially that rounds off with spicy sweet bread. Yeasty lingering aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was initially crisp but finished smooth and silky.

Not as easy to drink as typicaly wits, but it's a double.

Overall pretty surprising. I haven't been dissapointed by any of boulevard's recent beers.

Photo of kell50
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of hwwty4
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a corked and caged 750ml into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a golden, hazy wheat with a big, fluffy, off white head that leaves no lacing as the beer recedes. This beer has some crazy head retention. There seems to be always an inch high hat sitting on top of my beer. The aroma is interesting. The first aroma that hits me is a slight lactic sourness that's backed up by some serious spicing. Cardamom, lemon zest, orange peel, clove all make an appearance. Also over ripe bananas and just a little bit of toast from the pale malts. The flavor is just as interesting. Its extremely spiced. Grains of paradise, cardamom, a bit of dried flowers, and clove all mashed together with some lemon peel. Also a slight toastiness to it. Unfortunately the slight sourness that comes out in the nose is completely lost on the flavor profile. I wish the Boulevard team would have sour mashed it a bit longer. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. I have to admit that I completely disliked this beer when it first came out, but it turns into a pretty easy drinking Wit. A lot of the sweetness died down which makes it easier to drink.

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jampics2
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The second beer in our "Super Boulevard Beer Tasting" for the Saints world championship victory!

Looks great - like an orange cloudy slice of bliss. Little head but very appealing.

Smells of spices (corriander, cloves, grains of paradise) and some citrus. Orange is apparent, but there is some lemon and grape skin as well.

Taste is wonderful. Wow! This ended up being a huge hit with our friends and was one of the favorites of the Smokestack line. A great wheat base sets the stage for orange, corriander and spices, and a wonderful lactic zing. Awesome stuff!! Not hot but strong.

Heavy carb makes up for the amost syrupy viscosity. If anything, the mouth is this beer's downfall, but I don't know how you'd do a double wit with all the flavors and not run into this issue.

Good beer, one I'm glad to have toasted with as the Super Bowl started.

Photo of naterock
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a EKU pokel. Cloudy yellowish orange with a three finger head. Yeasty floaties.

Smells of grapes and an array of spices. Orange peel, Lemon peel, Coriander and cloves. Malty backbone and a twinge of grassy hops.

Suprisingly sweet and spicy at the same time. Great balance and really gathers all of the spices well. Hides the alcohol well underneath the spices.

Mouth is moderate and perfectly carbonated with a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Drinks easy and wonderfully on a hot night. Really liking the new Boulevard offerings Kepp em coming!

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2-2009

Pours a foggy, cloudy orange with a fair, jet white head and some no lacing. It's not all that to look at.

Smell is a strongly fruity and spicy yeast aroma with touches of wheat or grain, good to the nose. Strangely, the smell kind of reminds me of pristine river rapids in summertime.

The taste is complex and surprisingly good. You can't taste the alcohol, but you get a very strong orangy/fruity flavor, with ample spicy, peppery, sweet, yeasty flavors. A little bit of citrus peeks through. I like the spice balance, well done.

Mouthfeel is medium and slick with ample carbonation, lingering flavors on the top and tip of the tongue.

Drinkability iis pretty high. I might even kill two 750ml bottles in a session. One of my favorite witbiers.

Photo of Jayli
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from a co-worker who lives in MO.
750 mL bottle batch 2011-2
Poured in to a snifter

A: This beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a 3 finger of bone white sudsy head. Head retains nicely and leaves minimal spotty lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is yeast, spicing - coriander, banana, and wheat.

T: Taste starts quite fruity, light banana notes, before a strong but not overpowering pepper and coriander flavor comes in. Yeast and wheat notes mingle in with the spicing nicely. Finish has a touch doughy note and a bit of lemongrass and orange rind in the after taste.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, prickly at first and then becomes oily with a sticky finish.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, not too filling, well hidden kick, nice representation of style.

Photo of drpimento
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer. At first I was a little suspicious of the higher alcohol content, but it works. Ditto the extra malt, which actually enhances the tartness and mouthfeel. Poured with a small to medium head and no lace. Color is a lighter amber. Aroma is citrus, spice, and malt. Flavor is malt, sour cherries, citrus, spice, and sweet sour. Body is full and carbonation is great. Very drinkable/session beer. Even with the alcohol (which is present but subtle).

Photo of beer2day
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with lots of lemon. 1-finger head gives way to a nice cap of foam for the style. Fairly thick lace.

Nose is very Belgian. Lots of banana, clove, and some pepper. Underlying sweetness comes from yucca? Nice malt presence, too.

Banana-clove hit. Moves quickly to sour with a good bit of fizzy body. Fizz disappears before the finish, though, and caps off surprisingly smooth and thick. Not much of the abv shows. Nice mix of sweet (banana) and sour in the end.

Very nice body for the style.

Really like this interpretation. Easy to drink on a very hot day in NC in October.

Photo of tigg924
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell:wheat, lemon, orange, clove and lavender

Taste: wheat, lemon, orange, clove, and lavender

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet, medium carbonation

Overall: One of the more interesting takes on a witbier that I have had in a while. I get a lot of lavender in this beer and it is a taste I really enjoy. For me, this will be one of my go to witbiers.

Photo of Immortale25
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Asheville Growler. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of spackled surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Solid Belgian yeast aroma brings notes of banana, coriander and a hint of bubble gum.

T- Very different from other wits I've had as there is a very pronounced citrus element that seems to be equal parts yeast and hops. Sweet but with a good dose of spices to round it out. Juicy, slightly tart, more bubble gum. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M- Somewhat zesty but kind of thin and dry. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Very unique flavors going on here. They've pretty much pinpointed the ideal construct of an imperial witbier.

Photo of FosterJM
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

237th review on BA
bottle to Chimay Goblet
C/C 750 ML
Batch 12010 Date 04/11

I have to say BLVD, has the hardest corks to remove. Damn, my hands still hurt.

App- A hazy tri-colored pour of orange with some yellow highlights. A nice pillowy two finger head.

Smell- Smells like a bar of soap. All I got was the lavender.

Taste- A big ton of spice on this with the grain and citrus. Many levels of flavors on this beer.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a high carb level. The after taste is very nice with a ton of spice to it.

Drink- Most Witbiers are small and lack flavor. Not this one. Flavor came in waves and was a nice tasting brew. Thanks to my man Dale for the trade.

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy mustard-orange, with a quarter-inch white head that remains. Good lacing.
The smell very interesting. Belgian yeast is there, surrounded by pepper, and minty fruit(s). After reading about cardamom, I am thinking the minty aspect comes from this. Orange and lemon, which I presume comes from the coriander. The malts can be discerned underneith it all.
Taste is peppery Belgian yeast, with a mix of tart, spicey fruits (orange, lemon, banana, and apricot, amidst perhaps others). The malts again are detectable beneath it all with an active search.
Mouthfeel is crisp with a fairly dry finish. Nice bite comes in halfway through. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is good. The alcohol is almost completely undetectable in the smell or taste.

Photo of chumba526
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 2-2009

Appears a cloudy medium bodied orange color with a nice thick white head.

It smells like cinnamon, and other spices it almost smells like a pumpkin pie. There is a very slight caramel smell as well.

The taste starts off with mild, refreshing sour/ tart bite. The tart flavor leads to an orgy of spices. The spices range to a cinnamon like sweetness to a dry mildly spicy flavor. The balance of this beer is fantastic. It starts crisp and refreshing then moves on to a bold spicy flavor. The spice combination slightly reminds me of a pumpkin spiced beer.

The carbonation is natural feeling and adds creaminess to the beer.

This is a very drinkable beer. Though it has a strong spice flavor it is very crisp and refreshing.

An excellent and unique tasting wit. Worth the price.

Photo of wagenvolks
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 1, 2009 - No. 8 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series; 750ml bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

A loud, satisfying "POP!" greets me as I uncork this beauty of a beer. Even with a gentle pour, Two Jokers builds a towering fluff of meringue head that slowly settles to a patch of foam. Torrents of bubbles rise up form the etched moon on the glass's bottom, fueling the head atop an attractively hazy, bright orange body. Great aroma, both subtle and complex at the same time. Coriander practically leaps out of the tulip, battling with orange peel zest for the nose. Hints of vanilla, grassy hops, and mandarin orange back up the spicy bouquet, while the malts are biscuity and soft.

This is a very good witbier--on the verge of being great. Starts with fresh coriander, orange peel, and orange flesh. Slightly sour tartness blends with a nice backbone of crystal malt. A quick flash of boozy heat and sharp, grassy spices cut across the back of the palate alongside a spritzy carbonation level. The medium-light body finishes on the dry side, with a burst of funky sourness. All in all, Boulevard has crafted a beautiful example of the Witbier style that packs heftier-than-normal booze and spices, but doesn't over-do it and still maintains its drinkability. Bravo!

Two Jokers Double-Wit from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.